[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Freezer temperature


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Francisco,
Glad you mentioned Jeff Hawthorne as well.
He definitely deserve advertisement for his excellent work!

What made you pick 18*F (-8*F) for temperature?
Unless I am mistaking, colder will allow you to keep your food longer.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT


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On Tue, 2/9/16, svperegrinus@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Freezer temperature
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 2:57 PM


 









Ours (which are 2014 Frigoboat compressors and
evaporators) are set at 18F (-7.8C) for the freezer and at
34F (1.1C) for the refrigerator, and the thermostats do a
great job of staying at the set point.  We recently raised
these temps by about 3F each, after having had them fixed
for almost two years, because foodstuffs, and especially the
beer, were coming out too cold.
Ambient temperatures this week range
from low 48F (8.9C) to high 75F (23.9) around
Cartagena.
Instead of
the original Amel inside analog twist button mechanical
temperature control,  we have the outside digital controls
sold by Coastal Climate Control in the U.S. (they are the
Frigoboat local distributor for the U.S.):https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/images/PDF/which_thermostat_should_i_use.pdf

We are
very happy with Jeff Hawthorne's refrigeration work on
Peregrinus.  Other
than having defrosted both underseat units once a year, and
having raised the temps recently, we haven't had reason
to give these units a second thought, other than estimating
that three refrigerators together use up about 1/2 of the
power consumption we draw from our batteries.
Cheerio,
PeregrinusAt anchor, Mar
Menor, near Cartagena









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svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello Alexandre,

We recently raised the temp by 3F on the each of the underseat units after about two years for the following reasons:

1.  The ice cream was coming too hard from the freezer.
2.  No food ever spoiled either in the freezer nor in the refrigerator in the past two years.
3.  The beer was coming too cold from the refrigerator.
4.  Some of the vegetables in the freezer would sometimes come out partially frozen.  The Admiral complained.

We'll see how things evolve.

Cheers,

Peregrinus
At anchor, Mar Menor (Murcia)